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Madrid conference marks reaching over 1 billion children vaccinated, reviews progress and resolves to tackle challenges

Madrid conference marks reaching over 1 billion children vaccinated, reviews progress and resolves to tackle challenges

The Global Vaccine Impact Conference in Madrid was an important convening of global leaders to evaluate the past two years of implementation of the Vaccine Alliance’s five-year strategy against the complex backdrop of COVID-19, and to set out a strong new commitment to vaccination as Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance passed the mark of 1 billion children vaccinated

Training the next generation of African scientific leaders in global health

Ten outstanding early career scientists from nine African countries have been awarded four-year fellowships that will build their capacity to conduct cutting-edge research in global health. The fellowships will be awarded through the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) programme, which is implemented by the African Academy of Sciences in partnership with the U.S. National Institutes of Health

Experts urge cross-sectoral ways to mobilise domestic resources for reproductive health in Eastern Africa

Integrating population, health and environment policies and programmes can offer solutions for African governments who urgently need to invest more in healthcare provision in order to achieve global and national goals for reproductive health and rights, according to experts at the 13th Eastern Africa Reproductive Health Network (EARHN) coordination meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. EARHN, a

Regional bodies meet in Madagascar to discuss domestic financing

The African Union (AU) Commission, in collaboration with the East African Community (EAC), the Economic Community of Central African States ‎‎(ECCAS) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Member States, ‎is ‎convening experts on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)‎ programming for ‎a regional meeting to discuss mobilising domestic ‎resources and ‎strengthening ‎programs to combat NTDs in the ‎Eastern and Central African ‎regions from 31 May to

Kenya: Pollution killing more new born babies today than before

By Gitonga Njeru Dr. Evan Abwao is a doctor based in Nairobi. He is a Neonatologist in private practice. A Neonatologist is a Pediatrician that provides specialized care and treatment of newborns. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations, Neonatal is a period starting before birth all the way to one month after birth. Dr

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Helen Clark Call on G7 Leaders to ensure COVID-19 the Last Pandemic

As G7 leaders meet in the coming days, we call on leaders at the Summit to make specific commitments to pandemic preparedness and response which will sustain political momentum between health emergencies. Past experience suggests that the world quickly forgets health crises and neglects the preparedness required to avert future ones. Given the multiple damages

Amidst crises, Malawi showcases resilience with major vaccination push 

With support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, WHO, UNICEF, TyVAC, and other partners, the Government of Malawi today launched a nationwide integrated vaccine campaign to deliver measles-rubella (MR) vaccines and typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV), which will be followed by the introduction of TCV into the national routine immunisation programme. Throughout the campaign, eligible children who

Signing of a new agreement to drive vaccine impact in Africa   

The African Union Commission (AUC) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase access and accelerate the uptake of life-saving vaccines across African Union member states towards supporting immunisation, providing technical and learning assistance and health systems strengthening. The MoU was signed on behalf of the African Union Commission